BusinessCar is a publication covering cars and SUVS for fleets and business in the United Kingdom. It gives out yearly awards and reviews car models. Some of the winning brands are not available in America. However the awards indicate trends of popular vehicles across the globle. The most aawrds to BMW which tends to get awards in many countries. The firm picked up three key awards including New Company Car of the Year and Fleet Manufacturer of the Year.
Debbie Wood, BusinessCar’s editor, said: “We have some really worthy winners this year.”
Best City Car – Volkswagen Up is a very small city car, available in Europe and Brazil.
Best Green Car – Hyundai Ioniq comes in three options, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric in America.
Best Small Car – Ford Fiesta has a lot of umph and EcoBoost engine. Ford is very popular int he U.K. as well as the U.S.
Best Lower-medium Car – Volkswagen Golf. Commenting on the latest win for Golf, Debbie Wood, BusinessCar Editor, said: “The Volkswagen Golf is one of the best all-round hatchbacks money can buy and thanks to some strong residual values and low running costs, it makes a great deal of sense on paper for fleets too.
Best Upper-medium Car – Skoda Superb which is not avialable in the United States.
Best Compact SUV – Renault Captur. Commenting on the New Captur’s award win, Debbie Wood, BusinessCar’s editor, said: “Renault’s Captur is a bit of an underrated hero in the compact SUV segment, especially for fleet, where its whole-life costs stack up well alongside the competition. A mild facelift in 2017 enhanced interior quality, while the Captur’s characterful nature, generous equipment levels and eye-catching design helped make it the stand-out choice with our judges this year
Best Compact Premium Car – Audi A3. Audi advertises with timeless elegance, modern technology and confident performance, the Audi A3 redefines success.
Best Premium Car – Mercedes-Benz C-Class considered comfotable, luxirious, elegant and gorgeous, the C-Class is one of the most affordable Mercedes-Benz models. Debbie Wood, BusinessCar’s editor, said: “In terms of comfort, tech and efficiencies, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sets a very high bar in the premium car sector and its strong residual value means it makes a great deal of sense on paper too.”
Best Mid-sized SUV – Volvo XC60, newly redisgned this year, the XC60 premium SUV which Volvo touts as one of the safest cars ever makde with many active safety systems while providing a true Scandinavian experience.
Best Large SUV – Land Rover Discovery features a new aluminium unibody, turbo engines, safety systems and great off-roading.
Best Executive Car – BMW 5 Series is fast and sophisticated while offerin an intuitive innovative infotainment interface with stable ride for business.
Best Luxury Car – Mercedes-Benz S-Class. The S-Class, fresh from a midlife facelift, is well connected in every sense, and supremely comfortable and safe too. BusinessCar noted that “When comes to luxury, Mercedes-Benz continues to be the manufacturer to beat.”
New Company Car of the Year (reader voted) – BMW 5 Series
Fleet Manufacturer of the Year (reader voted) – BMW
The BusinessCar Awards were judged by a panel of industry experts, while a selection of fleet managers helped to decide the overall winners in the headline award categories. Well-known motoring editors, experts in residual values and the chairmen of both ICFM and ACFO also joined the panel.